Barclays’ analysts set their expectations for 2021 after discussions with Apple suppliers. The British bank does not expect a new iPhone SE at the beginning of 2021. However, the arrival of better WiFi for the iPhone 13 is on the schedule.
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Rumor: No larger iPhone SE in the first half of 2021
Based on conversations with various Apple suppliers, the analysts outline Barclays their expectations for the coming year. The first striking discovery is that a larger iPhone SE is not planned for the time being.
According to Barclays, Apple has no plans to renew the device in early 2021. The insiders come to this conclusion, because Apple suppliers are not yet talking about the arrival of this larger iPhone SE.
A possible iPhone SE with a larger screen has been discussed for some time. In April, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the iPhone SE Plus will be released in the second half of 2021.
Barclays and Ming-Chi Kuo therefore agree: the iPhone SE with 5.5-inch or 6.1-inch screen is not planned for the time being. Both Barclays and Kuo analysts have proven to be very reliable with previous rumors.
For example, analysts at Barclays were the first to claim that Apple would stop supplying a charger with iPhones. The British bank has also accurately predicted the arrival of True Tone on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. As well as the removal of the headphone jack on iPhone XS and iPhone XR models.
‘2021 introduces new WiFi standard’
Furthermore, Barclays analysts predict the arrival of Wi-Fi 6E. Wi-Fi 6E offers the same functions and possibilities as its predecessor Wi-Fi 6, including faster speeds, less delay during busy periods and better coverage.
In practice, the arrival of WiFi 6E provides new possibilities for the iPhone 13 and the next generation Apple Watch, for example. In addition, the improved WiFi connection opens doors to new inventions in the field of augmented and virtual reality.